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Can someone ID this shrub please?

RubiksRubiks Posts: 25
Hi,

I've got this very sad looking shrub in my garden, but before I get rid of it, I wondered if anyone could identify it?

There's an orange plant growing from the base, which I don't think is part of the shrub...

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,339
    Spirea possibly.
    The orange plant is Montbretia, the common Crocosmia.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,651
    shrub might be exochorda?
    Devon.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    I also think it is a Spiraea Shrub. Maybe Spiraea x Arguta.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444
    Spiraea arguta (if that's what it is!) is lovely in spring, wreathed in little white flowers.  You prune it after it flowers, not this time of year or you'll remove all the flower buds.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,507
    I wondered if it might be spirea bridal veil
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • RubiksRubiks Posts: 25
    Thanks everyone, it did flower with some small white flowers last year so the Spirea Arguta seems to be the most likely.  Unfortunately it's looked very worse for wear the last couple of years so I'm going to replace it with a shrub rose :)

    Thanks again.
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